What do you think of when you see the number 27? If you have any sort of interest in music and the culture that surrounds it, chances are that your mind will invariably ebb towards the infamously long list of brilliant artists who lost their lives at that age.
These days, most of us have more time to ourselves than ever before. In line with the constant ebb and flow of lockdown restrictions, an increasing number of waking minutes are accompanied by screens, and their vices.
You’re standing at the precipice of the stage with your instrument. You’ve had a few drinks to give you courage; your friends are practically begging you to step up and join in the music-making.
Recently, the city of Groningen suffered a great and terrible loss. After being a feature in the city’s nightlife for years, Oost became the latest casualty of the pandemic when it closed its doors once and for all, early in the morning of October 4th.
It’s February 23rd, 2021, and for the first time in years, the temperature is below zero for the sixth straight day. Groningen’s usually yellow, cobbled streets are white and where there once was water in the canals and lakes of Noorderplantsoen